irretrievable

adjective ir·re·triev·able \ ˌir-i-ˈtrē-və-bəl \

Definition of irretrievable

: not retrievable : impossible to regain or recover

irretrievability

play \ˌir-i-ˌtrē-və-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

irretrievably

play \ˌir-i-ˈtrē-və-blē\ adverb

Examples of irretrievable in a Sentence

  1. The data was irretrievable after the computer crashed.

  2. the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage

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First Known Use of irretrievable

1702


IRRETRIEVABLE Defined for English Language Learners

irretrievable

adjective

Definition of irretrievable for English Language Learners

  • : impossible to recover or get back


IRRETRIEVABLE Defined for Kids

irretrievable

adjective ir·re·triev·able \ ˌir-i-ˈtrē-və-bəl \

Definition of irretrievable for Students

: impossible to get back
  • The lost data is irretrievable.

irretrievably

\-blē\ adverb


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